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    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "Trust"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "Trust"

Reader Review: "Trust" by Tony Conty (Parkville, MD): "Trust" by Hernan Diaz is a lot. "Books within books" test your abilities, and you must reread a lot. That doesn't mean it isn't worth the work. ...
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Reviews 0 1,010 11-08-2023, 10:42 AM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "The Spectacular"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "The Spectacular"

Reader Review: "The Spectacular" by Bookworm Becky: 5.0 Dreams, glamour, legacy… Two 1950s storylines — Marion has either danced or taught the beginners at the ballet and dance stud...
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Reviews 0 1,171 11-08-2023, 10:42 AM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "Water for Elephants"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "Water for Elephants"

Reader Review: "Water for Elephants" by Alexandria Harris (Princeton): This was actually am extremely difficult book to get into after watching the movie. I think this is a wholesome story. The enti...
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Reviews 0 1,054 11-08-2023, 10:42 AM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "October Suite"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "October Suite"

Reader Review: "October Suite" by Cathryn Conroy (Gaithersburg, Maryland): I had such high hopes for this novel, since Elizabeth Strout, who is one of my favorite authors, wrote sterling praise for t...
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Reviews 0 967 11-04-2023, 11:35 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "Hidden America"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "Hidden America"

Reader Review: "Hidden America" by Cathryn Conroy (Gaithersburg, Maryland): There is so much about our everyday lives that we not only take for granted, but also rarely (or never?) even think about. ...
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Reviews 0 811 11-04-2023, 11:35 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "Mercury Pictures Presents"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "Mercury Pictures Presents"

Reader Review: "Mercury Pictures Presents" by Cindy R: MERCURY PICTURES PRESENTS (Hogarth) by Anthony Marra is brilliant on so many levels. It's hilarious one moment, then turns serious, all the whil...
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Reviews 0 868 11-04-2023, 11:35 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "Lucy by the Sea"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "Lucy by the Sea"

Reader Review: "Lucy by the Sea" by Patricia Nelson: This is my first Elizabeth Strout book, and I loved it. I don't know if I could have read it sooner than now - I needed some time and space from t...
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Reviews 0 893 10-27-2023, 03:35 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "The Bee Sting"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "The Bee Sting"

Reader Review: "The Bee Sting" by Gloria M: There are countless reasons "The Bee Sting" by Paul Murray is shortlisted for the 2023 Booker Prize. It was on this reviewer's TBR list BEFORE that honor ...
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Reviews 0 814 10-27-2023, 03:35 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "Land of Milk and Honey"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "Land of Milk and Honey"

Reader Review: "Land of Milk and Honey" by Gloria M (San Jose): Imagine you are 29 and the world has descended into chaos because of climate change. There is little food, scarce water, no hope for an...
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Reviews 0 881 10-27-2023, 03:35 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "Killers of a Certain Age"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "Killers of a Certain Age"

Reader Review: "Killers of a Certain Age" by Dorothea Dickerman: While female readers of a certain age will find plenty to love in this celebration of four 60-year-old female assassins who take on th...
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Reviews 0 809 10-21-2023, 10:43 AM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "Mercury Pictures Presents"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "Mercury Pictures Presents"

Reader Review: "Mercury Pictures Presents" by Gloria M: One of the most notable features of Paul Marra's latest work, "Mercury Pictures Presents" is his rare ability to fully feature his supporting c...
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Reviews 0 755 10-21-2023, 10:43 AM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "Black Cake"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "Black Cake"

Reader Review: "Black Cake" by Anthony Conty (Parkville, MD): "Black Cake" by Charmaine Wilkerson tells the story of a deceased woman who leaves behind a cake for her estranged children. You do not u...
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Reviews 0 874 10-21-2023, 10:43 AM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "The Roaring Days of Zora Lily"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "The Roaring Days of Zora Lily"

Reader Review: "The Roaring Days of Zora Lily" by hanan younas: "The Roaring Days of Zora Lily" is an absolute gem of a book that deserves all the praise it can get. From the moment I cracked open it...
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Reviews 0 889 10-14-2023, 03:35 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "Strange Sally Diamond"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "Strange Sally Diamond"

Reader Review: "Strange Sally Diamond" by Gloria M (San Jose): Liz Nugent has written a family drama containing a totally original plot line and several disturbing twists with "Strange Sally Diamond....
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Reviews 0 762 10-14-2023, 03:35 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "Happiness Falls"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "Happiness Falls"

Reader Review: "Happiness Falls" by Gloria M (San Jose): Angie Kim is an excellent writer! This is evident from her choice of quotes to comprise her epigraph at the very beginning of "Happiness Fall...
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Reviews 0 815 10-14-2023, 03:35 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "The Covenant of Water"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "The Covenant of Water"

Reader Review: "The Covenant of Water" by Cathryn Conroy (Gaithersburg, Maryland): This is a monumental and original family saga that is like nothing I have ever read. It is richly imaginative and pa...
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Reviews 0 849 10-08-2023, 11:44 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "One Last Kill"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "One Last Kill"

Reader Review: "One Last Kill" by Cloggie Downunder (Wollongong): One Last Kill is the tenth book in the Tracy Crosswhite series by best-selling award-winning American author, Robert Dugoni. When Sea...
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Reviews 0 756 10-08-2023, 11:44 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "North Woods"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "North Woods"

Reader Review: "North Woods" by Ann E Beman: To call these linked stories would do this sweeping novel injustice. The stories are rooted to the ground, overgrowing one another to create a marvelous f...
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Reviews 0 830 10-08-2023, 11:44 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "One Last Kill"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "One Last Kill"

Reader Review: "One Last Kill" by She Treads Softly: One Last Kill by Robert Dugoni is a very highly recommended procedural investigating cold cases from a serial killer and the tenth novel in the De...
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Reviews 0 846 10-02-2023, 02:22 PM
    Thread: BB-Reader Review: "The Butchers' Blessing"
Post: BB-Reader Review: "The Butchers' Blessing"

Reader Review: "The Butchers' Blessing" by Gloria M (San Jose): The novel "The Butchers' Blessing" is contained within a contemporary timeframe, from 1996 to 2018. Ruth Gilligan has crafted a totally...
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Reviews 0 773 10-02-2023, 02:22 PM